Federal Appeals Court Blocks Texas Ban On Second-Trimester Abortion ProcedureAbortion rights groups say the procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, is the safest and most common second-trimester procedure.
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Ruling On Straight-Ticket Voting In TexasTexas begins early voting October 13, and the Texas Secretary of State’s office argued that making a change now would create a “logistical nightmare.”
After Being Blocked Last Year, Texas Again Hopes To Revive Fetal Remains LawThe 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is preparing to hear arguments over a Texas law requiring that health care clinics bury or cremate fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages.
Appeals Court To Weigh Planned Parenthood's Texas CaseThe full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider whether Texas can eliminate Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program.
Appeals Court: Texas Can Bar Planned Parenthood From MedicaidThe 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the state nearly two years ago.
Condemned Killer Who Wanted Fancy Car Wheels Loses AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Houston gang member on death row for killing the driver of car on a Houston freeway so he could steal the vehicle's fancy wheels.
Man On Death Row For Texas Prison Worker Death Loses AppealThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal from a 45-year-old Dallas man on Texas death row for killing a supervisor at an Amarillo state prison shoe factory.
Latest Version Of Texas Voter ID Law At US Appeals Court Texas officials hoped to persuade federal appeals judges in New Orleans on Tuesday that the state's latest voter ID law should be allowed to take effect.
Elliott's Attorneys Trying To Put Hold On 6-Game SuspensionAttorneys for Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in New York, as they try to once again stop the running back's suspension.
Elliott's Appeals Court Hearing Ends Without A Ruling MondayA federal appeals court could rule as early as Tuesday on whether Ezekiel Elliott must begin serving a six-game suspension.
Texas Asks Court To Allow Its Ban On 'Sanctuary Cities' Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect.
Fort Worth Man On Death Row Loses Federal AppealA federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Fort Worth man on Texas death row for a 2010 convenience store holdup that left two men dead.
Court: Student Prayers OK At School Board MeetingsA federal appeals court says a Texas school board can continue to let students offer public prayers at its meetings.
Texas Appealing To Get Execution Reprieve ReversedThe Texas Attorney General's Office is appealing a federal judge's decision to give a reprieve to a 32-year-old man who had been set to die Thursday for the 2004 robbery-slaying of a convenience store worker in Corpus Christi.
Condemned Killer Of Dallas Girl, 11, Loses Federal AppealA federal appeals court has refused an appeal from a Dallas man on death row for the 2005 slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and strangled and whose body was hidden in a trash bag.